Printable Coin Value Money Game for Kids
After reviewing coin names and their value during President's Day, I was inspired to make my own money game to help Big Brother learn that 5 pennies = 1 nickel and so on.... I made a Money Tree Coin Value Game and found that although he knows the value of each coin, he would still insist that 6 cents (1 nickel and 1 penny) was actually 2 cents.
Big Brother received a Melissa and Doug Money Set a couple years ago, and it has finally come in handy! I made a printable of a tree with the tree trunk having four spaces for four quarters. When you collected 4 quarters to make a dollar, you win! Hence, you completed the dollar tree!
We played this together; it took 20 minutes to 1/2 hr. to play... But I can say, that we've played two times and he knows that when he has 5 pennies, he can trade them in for a nickel! And when he has two nickels, he can trade them in for a dime. Eventually, I can show him that 10 pennies is 1 dime, etc. But for now we are working on making nickels from pennies, dimes from nickels, etc.
I've since had to update our gameboard because of a computer crash. Sigh! But here is another game board for you to use. You will need to make your own spinner or dice though! Enjoy! Just click on the picture!